anchor cable


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anchor cable

A cable or line, one end of which is held in a fixed position.
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The structural scheme of a classical single-span suspension bridge that consists of a flexible cable, a stiffening girder, hangers, pylons and anchor cables is shown in Fig.
Minutes later the boat capsized, with the anchor cable still in place running back to the rig.
The typical plunder was not chests of doubloons but, he said, ``a few bales of silk and cotton, some barrels of tobacco, an anchor cable, some spare sails, the carpenter's tools and half a dozen black slaves.
A tsunami can sweep a shore line clean of rigid structures, but ships in harbor that have prepared by letting out enough anchor cable can survive its force.
Viacom, the anchor cable tenant on Galaxy IX, currently leases multiple 36 MHz transponders on the satellite for the distribution of several cable television networks, including The Movie Channel, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Showtime, Sundance Channel and VH1.
The HP plant floating structure is semi-submersible utilising a taut mooring principle and anchor cable shock absorbers to minimise wave impact forces.
and Glorybelle Bajeta said the foreign vessel with the markings Madre De Deus plowed into their boat's anchor cable at about 7 a.
The man managed to hang onto the vessel's anchor cable until he was pulled fromthe sea by the crew of the pilot boat Coatham and taken to South Gare.
Natural hemp cable was also replaced with wrought-iron anchor cable which was stronger and lighter.
The vessel was around 5200ft from the rig when it capsized, around the limit of the anchor cable.
At the weekend, repair workers replaced the snapped anchor cable on the salvage vessel MV Norma at Douglas harbour, Isle of Man.